Forget Falcon... Here's the real balloon boy! Actually- no. This is a hoax too. The balloon does exist; Jack was given it at a restaurant last night. But as hard as I tried, I couldn't get him to stand still and hold it for a photo. So, I photographed it separately against the grey and added it and the shadow into a photo with Jack. Hey presto. Also, the balloon was green, but that didn't match his 70's blue vintage jumper and dungarees, so I faked that too, and changed it to blue.
I totally live to capture the key moment, with real expressions, poses, shadows and colours. That's part of the challenge, and the fun. But sometimes with a 16 month old, that's just not possible. So perhaps you'll forgive me just this once.